St Davids, Pembrokeshire, Wales
In early summer of 2018 Lynda was approached by an international architecture & design firm which funds a trust developing historical properties around the area of St Davids in South Wales. The organization was in the process of developing and extending a hotel and in the process of adding original artworks to their extensive collection. The remit for the commission was broad but central to its theme was for the artists to be inspired by the geography, geology, historical settlements, architecture, headlands, coastal cliffs, mythology and the magnificent cathedral of St Davids.
Lynda spent time in the area and embarked upon research and field trips in mid-2018. Early morning mists and diffused light influenced her palette, just as the inland heat-haze and intense afternoon sunlight over the coast heightened her use of colour and emboldened her gestures.
Five days were spent exploring, absorbing, walking, looking, seeing, taking photographs, sketching, interpreting the terrain. Lynda walked to Solva, St Davids Head and explored various coves and historical sites around the area. Once back in the studio in Melrose (Scottish Borders) a period of reflection ensued with the attendant feelings and memories being allowed to percolate and develop into the below paintings. These paintings are reflective of the artist’s physical and emotional experience in the ancient landscape of St Davids.